He has been expected for generations by all of the world’s major religions. Christians know him as the Christ, and expect his imminent return. Jews await him as the Messiah; Hindus look for the coming of Krishna; Buddhists expect him as Maitreya Buddha; and Muslims anticipate the appearance of the Imam Mahdi or Messiah. Although the names are different, many believe that they all refer to the same individual: the World Teacher, whose personal name is Maitreya.
Preferring to be known simply as the Teacher, Maitreya has not come as a religious leader, or to found a new religion, but as an educator in the broadest sense, a teacher and guide for all people irrespective of background or belief.
At this time of great political, economic and social crisis, Maitreya will inspire humanity to see itself as one family and create a civilization based on sharing, economic and social justice, and global cooperation.
He will launch a call to action to save the millions of people who starve to death every year in a world of plenty. Among Maitreya’s recommendations will be a shift in social priorities so that adequate food, housing, health care and education become universal rights, automatically available to every living person worldwide. The restoring of our planet to health is also one of his major concerns. He comes, too, to advise humanity how to establish peace and trust among nations through the just and equitable redistribution of the world’s resources and technology. Sharing is the key. Under Maitreya’s inspiration, humanity itself will make the required changes and create a saner and more just world for all.